Friday, January 20, 2006
Country Acres15 1⁄8" x 17 1⁄4"
by Lola Hendrickson, Apple Valley, Minnesota Based on Cabin Cozy Flannel from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine, issue date: January/February 2004.
I need motivation & since I asked I have recieved a lot of good advice - from let it roll to clean up your space....
One tidbit of advice was to look at completed quilts. So I wandered over to Fons & Porters website & saw this little gem. It made me smile, becasue I have this full size quilt as a UFO. (The photo shows a mini-from a challenge that the magazine hosted.) Mine will be similar - super scrappy, but my darks are Oriental prints and my backgrounds will be creams, taupes, whites - not shirtings and light prints as shown.
The good part - I remember the UFO and am slightly interested in cutting for it again. (I have all of the darks cut - excluding the border & none of the lights cut.)
Also while visiting their website, I found this pattern which you can use to showcase 1 novelty print or a collection of them (this pattern can make an otherwise unrelated pile of dog fabrics - you know Mumm Prints and Bright prints and realistic prints - come together beautifully.) I am also including it here because the sample quilt is SOOO ME (brights, black & whites, & cats.....) Or should that be "SEW ME"! The best part, it's a free pattern, so enjoy it & feel free to use it.
Any motivation tips are greatly appreciated....